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Rome's restaurants cater to all tastes. There are American steakhouses, Lebanese meze restaurants, Vietnamese eateries, and several haute cuisine establishments celebrated in the Guide Michelin, but when in Rome, do as the Romans do and choose the less extravagant restaurants and trattorias for a memorable dining experience.
The Italian word for dinner, "cena", comes from the Latin convivium which means "live together". Eating is a social get-together which consists of at least three courses—often even at lunchtime. The Romans do not eat dinner until nine in the evening.
Rome is known for its Carbonara (made with egg, guanciale, and hard cheese, and black pepper) and Amatriciana (made with guanciale, pecorino Romano and tomatoes).
Hostaria Da CesareIn Rome since 1965. Here you can find local fish from the coast of Lazio, seafood, fried fish, shellfish, Chianina’s beef certified and exquisite pizza produced in a wood-burning oven. Seasonally, white and black truffle, boletus mushrooms, royal agaric. Selection of wines. Smoking room.
Read More...Address: Via Crescenzio 13, Rome
Phone: +39 06 6861 227 / +39 377 70 89 578
Operating Hours: Daily 12:30–3pm /7:30pm–12am
More Info: www.ristorantecesareromablog.com / www.ristorantecesareroma.mobi (mobilsite)www.youtube.com/ristorantedacesare / www.twitter.com/ristocesare
Harry’s BarHarry’s Bar is the unique place that evokes the “Dolce Vita” as if it was a clip from the film, creating a vivid flashback to the golden era of the Via Veneto. As in the roaring sixties, you can still sip an apéritif, enjoy the live piano bar every evening and dive into the magic of the Via Veneto from the exclusive Harry’s Bar. The refined cuisine recalls the freshness of Mediterranean flavors based on prime ingredients.
Read More...Address: Via Vittorio Veneto 150, Rome
Phone: +39 06 47 42 103 / +39 06 48 46 43
Operating Hours: Bar open 11am–2am, Restaurant open 12:30pm–2.45pm / 7:30pm–1am
More Info: Reservations recommended
BaghettoBaghetto offers the best of the Roman Jewish Cuisine, with the capital’s best Carciofi alla Giudia (Jewish style deep-fried artichokes). But they also offer an authentic cuisine that brings you back to ancient Rome with dishes like Carbonara and Amatriciana, a brain with artichokes and much more. If you are a pizza lover, visit Ba Ghetto Milky.
Read More...Address: Via del Portico D'Ottavia 57, Rome
Phone: +39 06 68 89 28 68
Operating Hours: Sunday–Thursday 11am–11pm, Friday 11am–3pm, Saturday 7pm–11:30pm
More Info: You can also find Ba ghetto at: Ba ghetto Milky Via del Portico D'Ottavia, 2/A Tel: +39 06 68 300077 / Ba ghetto (Piazza Bologna) Via Livorno 10 Phone: +39 06 44 04 840
Rinaldi al QuirinaleRinaldi al Quirinale has quickly become a favorite spot for fine dining, where you’ll always be treated like royalty and feel at home at the same time: excellent Italian cuisine, mainly seafood dishes (daily fresh fish) which are lovingly prepared by their chef. Rinaldi al Quirinale blends sea and land in a great fusion based on fresh seasonal produce.
Read More...Address: Via Parma 11/a, Rome
Phone: +39 06 478 25171
Operating Hours: Daily 12pm–3pm / 6:30pm–11:30pm
More Info: Outstanding wine cellar with over 800 selected labels representing all Italian regions and international labels. They offer 6 different conference rooms and others are more reserved for the VIP clients
Ristorante CamponeschiPiazza Farnese, one of Rome's most sophisticated and splendid squares, provides the setting for the restaurant Camponeschi, creating one of the most famous capital city's meeting places. But the secret of the restaurant's success lies in its cuisine, which is varied, creative, imaginative and suited to all tastes: fish, meat, game, national and international specialities in season - always providing the best at just the right time.
Read More...Address: Piazza Farnese 50/50a, Rome
Phone: +39 06 6874 927
Operating Hours: Monday–Saturday 7:30pm–12am
More Info: Situated near the French embassy at Piazza Farnese. Private rooms for supper of jobs or ceremonies
Ad HocRistorante Ad Hoc, with its romantic setting, is the perfect restaurant to relax after a stroll in the city center of Rome. Choose from a menu with typical Roman and Mediterranean dishes and well-reputed wines. Ad Hoc is also popular among locals and national celebrities.
Read More...Address: Via di Ripetta 43, Rome
Phone: +39 06 3233 040
Operating Hours: Daily 6:30am–10pm
Ristorante TemaExperience fine dining in one of the most ancient districts of Rome. Whether you prefer fish or meat Ristorante Tema offers your protein of choice of the best quality and prepares it to perfection. Even if the restaurant is known for fine dining, the service is warm and relaxing.
Read More...Address: Via Panisperna 96/98, Rome
Phone: +39 06 486 484
Operating Hours: Monday–Friday 12pm–2:30pm / 6pm–11pm
La PergolaThis award-winning restaurant with three Michelin stars serves not only exquisite food but also offers an amazing view over the city of Rome. On top of the Rome Cavalieri Hotel, La Pergola offers you to choose from a menu presenting dishes made of products from the best producers in Italy. The wine cellar contains 53,000 bottles of wines and as for the accompanying water, there are over 25 different sorts to choose from. La Pergola will give you an unforgettable gourmet experience.
Read More...Address: Via Alberto Cadlolo 101, Rome
Phone: +39 06 35091
Operating Hours: Tuesday–Friday 7:30pm–11:30pm
Sakana SushiIf you're yearning for something other than Italian food, Sakana Sushi is the place to go. In an oriental setting, traditional Japanese dishes are served. If you feel having your meal in a nearby park or just somewhere outside, Sakana Sushi also provides a takeaway menu to choose from.
Read More...Address: Via del Gazometro 54, Rome
Phone: +39 06 574 4958
Operating Hours: Thursday–Tuesday 12pm–3pm / 7pm–11pm
Spirito DivinoIn the heart of Trastevere, Spirito Di Vino serves the very true meaning of "slow food". In their wine cellar, they house over 800 bottles of wines (where surely you'll find the perfect combination to every dish and take the culinary experience to another level).
Read More...Address: Via dei Genovesi 31, Rome
Phone: +39 06 5896 689
Operating Hours: Monday–Saturday 7pm–11pm
Osteria BarberiniTaking advantage of its location—right in Piazza del Tritone—Osteria Barberini is a family-owned eatery that offers Italian fine cuisine: jazz and swing music in the background, wooden tables, and a simple interior make the dining comfortable and a fave with locals and tourists alike. Refined dishes with black truffle and white made by chef Gabriel are the real stars here but don't miss out on the other innovative yet traditional plates: The menu also includes typical Roman dishes (such as ravioli, carbonara...) and seafood specialities.
Read More...Address: Via Della Purificazione 21, Rome
Phone: +39 06 474 3325
Operating Hours: Monday–Saturday 12:30pm–2:30pm / 6:30pm–10:30pm
Caffetteria-Bistrot Chiostro del BramanteDespite being located inside an old cloister (now an art museum), and only steps away from the immeasurably beautiful Piazza Navona, this charming cafe is a genuine spot perfectly fit for a light lunch (try the salads) or coffee and cake. Cafe guests are welcome to walk through the museum upon notifying the staff.
Read More...Address: Arco della Pace 5, Roma
Phone: +39 06 6880 9035
Operating Hours: Monday–Friday 10am–8pm, Saturday–Sunday 10am–9pm
More Info: Inside Cloister of Bramante
Pane e SalamePane e Salame ('bread and salami' in English) with its long and narrow dining room is a snug yet comfortable eatery. Made-to-measure taglieri (wooden chopping boards) come loaded with cold cuts, cheeses, roasted eggplants, zucchini and pates, and are usually combined with a glass of fine wine to be enjoyed to the fullest. It's highly recommended to come early as the place gets busy, especially during rush hour.
Read More...Address: Via Santa Maria in Via, 19, Rome
Phone: +39 06 679 1352
Operating Hours: Wednesday–Monday 12pm–10pm
Roma SparitaSince the restaurant Roma Sparita blazed onto the Rome dining scene over 10 years ago, it has been a power center that bolsters the meaning of tradition and innovation with its original dishes . Its pièce de résistance is the outdoor terrace which comes to life especially during the summer. The menu packs multiple Roman-style dishes, from the 'bucatini all'amatriciana' to the 'trippa alla Romana'.
Read More...Address: Piazza di Santa Cecilia, 24, Rome
Phone: +39 06 580 0757
Operating Hours: Monday 7:30pm–11pm, Tuesday–Saturday 12:30pm–2:30pm / 7:30pm–11pm
More Info: Book ahead by filling the form online or by calling the above-mentioned telephone number
Trattoria Da Cesare al CasalettoThe menu of Trattoria Da Cesare al Casaletto stands out for its simplicity and Roman-style dishes. Far from the well-beaten tourist track, this trattoria—with its simple decor and a few tables—offers the best fritti (deep-fried food) in town, along with carbonara, rigatoni with oxtail sauce, and gricia. Paired with the extensive wine list, the trattoria pulls off a winning formula.
Read More...Address: Via del Casaletto, 45, Rome
Phone: +39 06 536015
Operating Hours: Thursday–Tuesday 12:45pm–3pm, 7:45pm–11pm
More Info: You're advised to book ahead as the place gets very busy
Osteria FernandaOsteria Fernanda is tucked away in the outskirts of the tranquil Trastevere neighborhood. Distinguished by a welcoming and warm service and simple decor, the eatery offers top-notch food worthy of a Michelin star at an affordable price. The cuisine is distinctively Roman, embodying a creative blend of modernity and tradition.
Read More...Address: Via Crescenzo del Monte, 18, Rome
Phone: +39 328 384 7924
Operating Hours: Monday–Tuesday 7:30pm–11pm, Wednesday–Saturday 12:30pm–2:45pm / 7:30pm–11pm
Orso 80The wide range of antipasti along with the house wine has drawn locals to Orso 80 for over 40 years. An antipasti buffet, pizzas, freshly made pasta, and many more tantalizing delights await you in this homey hideaway in Piazza Navona.
Read More...Address: Via dell'Orso, 33, Rome
Phone: +39 06 686 4904
Operating Hours: Tuesday–Thursday 12:30pm–3pm / 7pm–11pm, Friday–Saturday 12:30pm–3pm / 7pm–11:30pm, Sunday 12:30pm–3pm / 7pm–11pm
Ginger Sapori e SaluteInaugurated in 2012, Ginger is truly special, serving healthy and tasty dishes made with locally sourced ingredients (although not exclusively so). A tuck into their vegan and vegetarian dishes or the organic quinoa salads regenerates body and soul. Meat and fish make an appearance here too.
Read More...Address: Via Borgognona, 43-46, Rome
Phone: +39 06 6994 0836
Operating Hours: Daily 10am–12am
More Info: The restaurant awaits you with delicious breakfast menu: smoothies, açaí bowl, pancakes... are freshly served